April 2018 Events

April 14, 2018: Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking. We will be hosting a greenwood scion exchange. This will be an opportunity to purchase certified clean citrus budwood for grafting your trees. Budwood will be $1.00 per stick. Bring your single bills! Please do not bring any citrus wood from home!! Due to the dangerous HLB disease that is threatening citrus in California, we will use only safe wood from the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.

We will also have an update on the planning for the Festival of Fruit coming in July. Check out the FOF page for more information!!

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February 2018 Events

February 10, 2018: Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking.

We will do a hands-on workshop on starting those cuttings you picked up at the scion exchange! Supplies will be available for doing one cutting each. Get tips from members who have been consistently successful in rooting. Bring your cutting, and a tall narrow container of some sort. A “recycled” water bottle with the narrow mouth cut off should work, with holes punched in the bottom.

We will also be having a citrus tasting. Do not bring citrus from home for this!! Fruit will be coming from Lindcove.

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January 2018 Events

January 13, 2018: Annual Scion Exchange at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to the public from 11:00 to 3:00. There is no charge for this event, but we happily accept donations! Great selection of scions for many unusual varieties of stone fruits, and pome fruits. Cuttings for rooting of figs, grapes, mulberries and pomegranates. Also classes on grafting, and sale of supplies for grafting and training trees. Current state members admitted at 10:00. Proof of membership required for early admittance.

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December 2017 Events


December 9, 2017 : Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking. Topic will be on feijoa with Mark Albert. If you have some feijoa fruit or some feijoa treats to share, please bring them!

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October 2017 Events

Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking. Topic will be a presentation on apricot cultivation by Andy Mariani. We will also be discussing the upcoming election of new board members, and of course, the FOF 2018!

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August 2017 Events

August 12, 2017 : Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking. Topic will be a presentation by Janet Barton on the California Nursery historical Park in the Niles District of Fremont. The park is the last remaining 21 acres of the 463 acre nursery that was once “largest West of the Rockies”. There are archives that go back at least to 1884. Janet will be speaking about the fruits and nuts. And she will be talking also about John Rock’s Nurseries in San Jose which were established in 1865 (after the Civil War) on the banks of Coyote Creek. The nurseries were 4 miles north of Prusch Park.

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June 2017 Events

June 10, 2017: Bi-monthly meeting at 1:00 at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. We will be having our annual potluck! Those who are wise will come a bit early! Once again we will supplement the menu with fixings from Una Mas! Please bring something to share as well – side dishes, salads, desserts, beverages – will all be appreciated. If you have some ripe fruit already that you would like to share that is also lovely. Topics will be member contributions and show and tell!

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